Below you will find descriptions for courses offered in this field of study.  You will find a general overview of the topics covered and any prerequisite course(s) or grade requirements, credit value and exclusions.

Some courses are listed as exclusionary to one another.  This means that students may not take both courses as designated.

Not all courses are offered each year.  Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offering.  For further information please contact the department. 

Course Descriptions

Required Graduate Courses

ERTH 6300.03: Research Design and Scientific Presentation
ERTH 6350.03: Research Topics in Earth Sciences
ERTH 9000.00: MSc Thesis
ERTH 9530.00: PhD Thesis

Other Graduate Courses

The following courses are designed specifically for graduate students. They are offered when required, and their content is designed to suit the interests of individual students.

ERTH 6100.03: Seminar in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
ERTH 6110.03: Research Topics in Micropaleontology
ERTH 6120.03/ERTH 6220.03: Seminar in Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
ERTH 6250.03: Directed Studies
ERTH 6400.03: Geochronology and Thermochronology
ERTH 6500.03: Graduate Seminar in Tectonics

Cross-Listed Graduate/Undergraduate Courses

The following courses are designed primarily for undergraduates in their final year; they may be taken by graduate students for general interest, because the material is needed to help in their research, or because the student's background may be inadequate. PLEASE NOTE: Not all courses are offered every year; please consult the current timetable.

ERTH 5131.03: Advanced Petroleum Geoscience
ERTH 5141.03: Applied Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry
ERTH 5151.03: Mineral Deposits
ERTH 5157.03: Petroleum Geoscience Field Methods
ERTH 5270.03: Applied Geophysics
ERTH 5280.03: Marine Geophysics
ERTH 5350.03: Tectonics
ERTH 5380.03: Advanced Geochemistry
ERTH 5400.03: Advanced Metamorphic Petrology
ERTH 5410.03: Environmental Geoscience
ERTH 5450.03: Introduction to Landscape Simulation
ERTH 5470.03: Introduction to Seismic Imaging
ERTH 5480.03: Advanced Seismic Imaging
ERTH 5502.03: Micropaleontology and Global Change
ERTH 5520.03: GIS Applications to Environmental and Geological Sciences
ERTH 5530.03: Environmental Remote Sensing
ERTH 5600.03: Exploring Geographic Information Systems